Estrella DammNovember 1, 2007 Barcelona, Spain
Imported by United States Beverage
Two Dam/m beers in one issue? This lager has been produced in Barcelona for 125 years.
Original Gravity: 1052
The beer has a full yellow color and raises a thin head, which quickly falls back. The aroma is sweet and slightly fruity, showing a faint whiff of hops. On the palate, crisp light bitterness up front quickly gives way to a light-bodied sweetness. This is competent “international-style pilsner” — no more, no less. If that’s what you’re looking for, this one is fine, but don’t expect it to light up your tapas.
- Garrett Oliver
Spanish lager beer brewed in Barcelona with Franco/German technology: the brewery was founded in 1876 by August Kuentzmann Damm from Alsace. The exceptionally pale beer has a grainy and corn aroma with some hop resins and light citrus fruit. Light hop bitterness breaks through in the mouth, balanced by juicy malt. The finish is short with developing hop bitterness and light malt. Bitter for the style, it would go well in with tapas and other Spanish food.
- Roger Protz
Internationally recognized brewer and expert on traditional beer, Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and the author of The Brewmaster's Table.
Roger Protz is the author of Complete Guide to World Beer and 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. He is a respected beer authority and editor of the
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